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Active Passive Voice

alt : Active - Passive Voice.pdf englishforeveryone.org Name________________ AAccttiivvee//PPaassssiivvee VVooiiccee Date________________ •• In active voice sentences the subject does the action. Example: Liz played the piano. •• In passive voice sentences the subject receives the action. Example: The piano was played by Liz. - The sentence that uses the active voice is stronger , uses fewer words, and clearly shows who performs the action. - The sentence that uses the passive voice is weaker and less direct. It is, however, not incorrect to use the passive voice. •• Sometimes the doer of the action is omitted in pas sive voice sentences. Example: The piano was played. DDiirreeccttiioonnss:: Decide whether the following sentences are written in the active or passive voice. Then write the doer of the action on the line to th e right. If the doer is unknown, write a question mark (?). 11)) Thomas feeds his dog. active / passive _________ ___ 22)) The dog is fed by Thomas. active / passive ____________ 33)) The family went to the beach. active / passive ____________ 44)) The letter was written by Marshall. active / passive ____________ 55)) The game had been won by the blue team. active / passive ____________ 66)) The problem was solved. active / passive ____________ 77)) The stunt man risked his life. active / passive ____________ 88)) The fire was extinguished. active / passive ____________ 99)) The car was being cleaned by its owner. active / passive ____________ 1100)) It gets cold here during the winter. active / passive ____________ DDiirreeccttiioonnss:: Rewrite the passive voice sentences as active voice sentences. PPaassssiivvee:: The dog was hit by the car. AAccttiivvee:: ___________________________________________________ ______________________ PPaassssiivvee:: The house will be built by the construction crew in five months. AAccttiivvee:: ___________________________________________________ ______________________ DDiirreeccttiioonnss:: Rewrite the active voice sentences as passive voice sentences. AAccttiivvee:: Julie answered the question. PPaassssiivvee:: ___________________________________________________ _____________________ AAccttiivvee:: The dolphins have learned many tricks. PPaassssiivvee:: ________________________________________________________________________ DDiirreeccttiioonnss:: Write one sentence using the active voice, and one using the passive voice. AAccttiivvee:: ___________________________________________________ ______________________ PPaassssiivvee:: ________________________________________________________________________ To download the pdf, simply point your cursor to the pdf above: 1) wait for the download button to show up at the top. OR 2) right click your mouse, then click "save as".